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We are currently advertising for 2 vacancies.

Title: Maternal Mental Health Alliance Membership and Communications Assistant (3 days)

Salary: Annual salary is £27k, plus NI and pension (Pro Rata for 3 days/21 hours a week)

Hours: 21 hours per week

Location: The post holder will be required to work from home with easy access to London

Contract type: Fixed term until 30 September 2018, with potential to increase to September 2021, subject to funding confirmation.

Reporting to: MMHA Director

Posts that this job manages: No direct line management responsibility

Deadline: 8am, Wednesday 15 March 2017

 

*Download the JOB PACK for this role*

 

Job Purpose

To provide administrative support to ensure the smooth-running of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA), manage administration of the MMHA membership function and provide support to the MMHA Communications Officer/s on media and communications function

 

Job Description

You will provide administrative support to the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, developing and implementing systems to ensure that the organisation runs efficiently. You will be the first point of contact for our member organisations (currently over 80) and be able to represent the organisation to a range of audiences.  A key part of the role will also be providing support to the MMHA Communications Officer/s and contributing content to the website, newsletter and social media channels.

 

Who are we looking for?

  • You will have excellent administrative skills and the ability to work independently using your own initiative as part of a small team
  • You will have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders and members
  • You will have excellent communications skills and the ability to contribute content to the MMHA website, newsletter and social media channels

 

About the MMHA

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is a coalition of over eighty national professional and patient organisations in the UK committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of women and their children in pregnancy and the first postnatal year. We are motivated by the current shortfall in the quality, availability and accessibility of antenatal and postnatal mental health care and the lack of knowledge about this issue amongst health and social work professionals and the wider public.

The MMHA’s vision is ‘to improve the lives of mothers and their infants’ and we focus on three routes to improving perinatal mental health services: awareness, education and action.

Action on Postpartum Psychosis hosts the Comic Relief funds on behalf of the MMHA.

@MMHAlliance

#everyonesbusiness

#MABIM

 

Application process and interview information 

Download the job pack which includes the main responsibilities and the skills and experience required for this role.

Please email your CV and a cover letter (no more than 2 sides A4) addressing key skills and experience by 8am Wednesday 15 March to angela@app-network.org.

The interview process will have two stages held on Wednesday 22 March and Thursday 30 March in London (venue tbc).


 

Title: Media & Communications Officer – Mums and Babies in Mind (Part Time)

Salary: £28k, per annum, pro-rata

Hours: 21 hours per week

Location: London SE1

Contract type: Part time, 1 year 8 months

Deadline: 10am, Monday 6 March 2017

 

*Download the JOB PACK for this role*

 

Mums and Babies in Mind (MABIM) is a three-year Maternal Mental Health Alliance project hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. Working in four areas of England, the project aims to improve the care and quality of life for mums with mental health problems during pregnancy and the first year of life, and their babies. With the ambition to ensure good quality, evidence-based care pathways including information, support and treatment, at the right time, for all mums who need it.

We are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Media & Communications Officer to support the MABIM project. You will promote the work of the project online and off – through the MMHA’s website, social media channels and in the media.

As a key member of the team, there will be ample opportunity to represent the Mental Health Foundation at external steering groups, and to extend your professional network.

With strong interpersonal skills, you will have a proven track record of working calmly under pressure and managing a number of projects simultaneously. In addition, you will have excellent written and verbal communications skills and an all-round knowledge of communications. Crucially, you will have an interest in maternal and infant mental health, and be dedicated to improving the mental health of all people.

This post is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

 

About the MMHA

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is a coalition of over eighty national professional and patient organisations in the UK committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of women and their children in pregnancy and the first postnatal year. We are motivated by the current shortfall in the quality, availability and accessibility of antenatal and postnatal mental health care and the lack of knowledge about this issue amongst health and social work professionals and the wider public.

The MMHA’s vision is ‘to improve the lives of mothers and their infants’ and we focus on three routes to improving perinatal mental health services: awareness, education and action.

 

About the Mental Health Foundation

Our vision is for a world with good mental health for all. Our mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health.

Prevention is at the heart of what we do, because the best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it from happening in the first place. We inform and influence the development of evidence-based mental health policy at national and local government level. In tandem, we help people to access information about the steps they can take to reduce their mental health risks and increase their resilience.

Find out more about us and our work

 

How to apply

Please download the job pack which includes the job description and person specification.

To apply please complete an application form and an equal opportunities form and email them to: vacancies@mentalhealth.org.uk by 10am on Monday 6 March 2017.

Interviews will be on Thursday 16 March 2017.

 

This job is also advertised on the Mental Health Foundation’s website: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/jobs/media-communications-officer-mums-and-babies-mind-part-time